SOMOS Leadership

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Ramon Tallaj, MD

Chair of the Board

Ramon Tallaj, M.D. is a board-certified internist with 41 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena (Unphu), Escuela De Medicina Magna Cum Laude in the Dominican Republic, and Completed a residency at St Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. 

In 2015, he founded SOMOS Community Care (“We Are” in Spanish), a culturally competent physician-led network of 2,500 healthcare providers serving over 1 million Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries in New York City’s immigrant communities.

On February 17th, 2022 , Dr. Ramon Tallaj was appointed as the co-chairman of New York City’s, Mayor Eric Adam’s COVID-19 Recovery Roundtable and Health Equity Task Force. He advises on all the comprehensive policies focusing on healthcare access and equity to help rebuild New York City’s post-pandemic economy and long-term growth for all New Yorkers.


Our Leadership Team

JohnBurke Chief Executive Officer

John Burke


Christopher Cosme Senior Director of Human Resources

Chris Cosme

Director of Human Resources

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Dean Carilli

Chief Compliance Officer
Yiqin Jiang Senior DirectorValue Based Performance Strategy

Yiqin Jiang

VP of Value Based Performance and Strategy

Raymond Lee Finance Controller

Raymond Lee

JeanetteLopez Vice President Growth Performance

Jeanette Lopez

VP of Growth and Performance

Dr Richard Petrucci Chief Medical Officer

Richard Petrucci

Chief Medical Officer

Alexandro Damiron

Alexandro Damiron

Chief of Staff
Nicholas Youngstrom Vice President Executive Director of Innovator and Health Plan Strategy

Nicholas Youngstrom

Chief Financial Officer
Daniel Teague Vice President Executive Director of MSO Operations

Daniel Teague

Chief Operations Officer


Board of Directors

Alexander Damiron

Somos Community Care – Executive Vice President of Operations and Chief of Staff

Henry Munoz

Cultural Productions – Founder & CEO

Seth Blackley

Evolent Health, Inc. – President

Bruce Flanz

Medisys Health Network, Inc. – President and CEO

Stephen Rosenthal

Montefiore – SVP, Population Health Management 

Michael Nisanov

Empire City Labs – Director

Asit Gosar

Evolent Health LLC – Chief Executive Officer, Evolent Care Partners

Henry Chen, MD

Francisco Rosario, MD

Jorge Cornielle, MD

Steve Tutewohl

Evolent Health, Inc. – Chief Executive Officer of Health Plan Services

Oscar Fukilman, MD

David Zhang, MD

Victor Peralta, MD

Interested in joining the SOMOS Innovation team?